Pictures & Gifts by Jo
504 Greathouse St.
Bridgeport, Texas 76426
As a graphic artist for over 25 years, I was constantly working with pictures and images, from darkroom technician with film to digital manipulation with computer.
Photography was a hobby, something I did with great pride. I started out using 35mm film cameras, and graduated to state-of the art digital SLR cameras. After years of suggestions by friends and family I decided to take my hobby seriously and study photography at the New York Institute of Photography.
I wanted people to see my designs through my perspective so upon graduation I started Pictures and Gifts by Jo. A place where I could show my love for photography and talent for art. I never liked the feel of studios, everything was so "posed”, not much "air” for design. My photos are taken in the "wilds” of nature, where the sunlight, moonlight, or shadows has a say in the design of your shoot.
Photography is an art just like graphic design. Everything has to come together, lights, scenery, poses, to form the perfect masterpiece. Each photographer or designer sees through a different set of eyes, therefore each photograph is, in essence, a work of art in itself.
As you will see when browsing through my gallery every photo that has been taken is its own piece of art and that is how I look at my subject.
My style, in itself, has a journalistic feel, capturing the subject as they really are, not just a pose.
Whether you need a business head-shot, a family keepsake, a full wedding package, a special event, or a high school senior portrait, Pictures and Gifts by Jo can help you create the perfect photo your looking for.
Although most of my clients prefer nature to studios Pictures and Gifts by Jo has a portable studio that can be brought to your choice of location.
Pictures and Gifts by Jo is owned and operated by Jo Gilbreath in Bridgeport, Tx.